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Mar 8, 2015

Cricket-Maxwell’s maiden ton leaves Sri Lanka chasing 377

SYDNEY, March 8 (Reuters) – Glenn Maxwell hit a spectacular maiden one-day international century to drive Australia to an imposing 376 for nine in their World Cup Pool A clash with Sri Lanka on Sunday.

The first hundred of Maxwell’s 102 runs came off 51 balls, just one shy of the record for the quickest World Cup century, and he shared a 160-run partnership with Shane Watson, who hit 67 to celebrate his recall to the team.

Mar 8, 2015

Taylor pulls no punches after Zimbabwe elimination

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s elimination from quarter-final contention at the World Cup after defeat to Ireland on Saturday illustrated their continuing struggle to compete at the top level of cricket in recent years.

For brutal honesty in defeat, though, stand-in captain Brendan Taylor has shown himself to be in a league of his own at the tournament.

Mar 8, 2015

Cricket-Taylor pulls no punches after Zimbabwe elimination

SYDNEY, March 8 (Reuters) – Zimbabwe’s elimination from quarter-final contention at the World Cup after defeat to Ireland on Saturday illustrated their continuing struggle to compete at the top level of cricket in recent years.

For brutal honesty in defeat, though, stand-in captain Brendan Taylor has shown himself to be in a league of his own at the tournament.

Mar 8, 2015

Australia bat first against Sri Lanka, Watson returns

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat first in the crunch World Cup Pool A match against Sri Lanka at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.

All-rounder Shane Watson makes a shock return to the side in place of Mitch Marsh after being dropped for the last match against Afghanistan.

Mar 8, 2015

Cricket-Australia bat first against Sri Lanka, Watson returns

SYDNEY, March 8 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke won the toss and elected to bat first in the crunch World Cup Pool A match against Sri Lanka at Sydney Cricket Ground on Sunday.

All-rounder Shane Watson makes a shock return to the side in place of Mitch Marsh after being dropped for the last match against Afghanistan.

Mar 7, 2015

Sri Lanka peaking at the right time, says cricket team captain Mathews

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Sri Lanka are slowly coming to the boil at the World Cup after a poor warm-up tour of New Zealand and are aiming to peak for the knockout stages, skipper Angelo Mathews said on Saturday.

Three victories in their first four matches, including a nine-wicket thumping of England last time out, mean the Sri Lankans will approach Sunday’s crunch Pool A match against co-hosts Australia full of confidence.

Mar 7, 2015

Sri Lanka peaking at the right time, says Mathews

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Sri Lanka are slowly coming to the boil at the World Cup after a poor warm-up tour of New Zealand and are aiming to peak for the knockout stages, skipper Angelo Mathews said on Saturday.

Three victories in their first four matches, including a nine-wicket thumping of England last time out, mean the Sri Lankans will approach Sunday’s crunch Pool A match against co-hosts Australia full of confidence.

Mar 7, 2015

Cricket-Sri Lanka peaking at the right time, says Mathews

SYDNEY, March 7 (Reuters) – Sri Lanka are slowly coming to the boil at the World Cup after a poor warm-up tour of New Zealand and are aiming to peak for the knockout stages, skipper Angelo Mathews said on Saturday.

Three victories in their first four matches, including a nine-wicket thumping of England last time out, mean the Sri Lankans will approach Sunday’s crunch Pool A match against co-hosts Australia full of confidence.

Mar 7, 2015

Tetchy Clarke has something to prove against Sri Lanka

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke showed a tetchy side to his nature in his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s crunch World Cup clash against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.

Having kept reporters waiting for an hour while he finished batting in the nets, Clarke’s first few answers indicated it might possibly be the least informative of his many appearances in front of the media.

Mar 7, 2015

Cricket-Tetchy Clarke has something to prove against Sri Lanka

SYDNEY, March 7 (Reuters) – Australia captain Michael Clarke showed a tetchy side to his nature in his pre-match press conference ahead of Sunday’s crunch World Cup clash against Sri Lanka at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday.

Having kept reporters waiting for an hour while he finished batting in the nets, Clarke’s first few answers indicated it might possibly be the least informative of his many appearances in front of the media.

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